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Is New York City's Tar Beach still a thing?

The door to the roof of my new NYC apartment beckons to me with dreams of sunset glasses of wine and weekend lunch picnics, but am I inviting trouble? Does "unofficial rooftop access" exist? I know people in the city hang out on their roofs all the time, but exactly how kosher is this? And what is the limit? Do landlords on average just turn a blind eye? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by snappysnapper on Jul 8, 2014 - 28 answers

Landlord wants to replace gas oven with electric. Help?

We have enjoyed 6+ years of our gas oven/stovetop, but now our NYC landlord is planning to replace all the ovens in our building with electric. This seems like it will make our (already high) electricity bill even higher. Is there anything we can do? [more inside]
posted by Zephyrial on Mar 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Landlord changing building locks and I can't get the key

[NYCFilter] My landlord slipped a memo under the door last night that on Friday afternoon he was changing the front door locks to the building and all tenants had a small window to pick up new keys from him or had to make alternative arrangements. I cannot make the small window (night school), the number he listed is incorrect, and despite a couple voicemails on the other number I have for him he hasn't returned my calls. What are my options on Friday if I cannot get into the apartment? What are my rights? [more inside]
posted by teabag on Jan 30, 2014 - 19 answers

Need a cashier's check in nyc but my bank is in a different state.

How can I purchase a cashier's check with funds from a local bank in NC that I can deliver to a landlord in NYC within one business day? [more inside]
posted by fromageball on Aug 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I kick my roommate out?

Should I kick my roommate out? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Nov 27, 2012 - 55 answers

Should I continue this fight with my landlord?

Towards the end of September, I realized that the property management company did not cash my rent check. I called the company and asked if they had received it, to which they said they had not. I feared it lost in the mail, so I called my bank to ask how much it would cost to cancel a check, which is $15. Trying to save myself some money, I went down to the office to talk to the property management company in person. The surly man at the front desk informed me that my rent was overdue, that I should cancel the lost check and write a new one. I explained to him I didn't want to have to pay for it, and could he take a new check to cover my rent and not cash the old one if it arrived? I had brought with me a letter I had written which very clearly stated the problem with my rent not being paid on time and the costs associated with cancelling a check. I detailed which check # was lost in the mail, which was the new check # and to please DO NOT CASH the lost check if it showed up. He said he would give it to the rent manager. Fast forward to a week later when both checks have been cashed. It was so much money that my account went negative and now I've been charged a bunch of fees by my credit union! Should I fight my landlord to get them to pay for these fees? [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina on Oct 9, 2012 - 36 answers

If she moved out in the middle of the night, that would be fine, too

My roommate gave me notice that she was moving out on May 1. Now she says she's staying until the end of her lease. But we don't have a lease! This is in NYC. [more inside]
posted by mgar on Apr 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Gross sticky nasty gunk everywhere

I live in a pre-war (1920's?) Brooklyn apartment building. Recently, the ceiling in the kitchen collapsed due to a leak in the pipes above, spreading plaster, dust, and wet and dry gunk everywhere. Now the landlord has completed a shoddy-looking repair, again leaving everything in the kitchen covered in dust and powder and sticky gunk. Every. Single. Thing. Two questions: how do I find out if we are in danger of asbestos exposure? How do I proceed if we are?
posted by jennyjenny on Feb 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Beeeeep. Beeeeep. Beeeep.

There is a smoke detector in my building doing the low-battery chirp, and it's been going off for DAYS. How do I make it stop? Please, please help. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Feb 17, 2012 - 24 answers

How much notice is required when leaving a month-to-month apartment?

I've been living in a NYC apartment for six years without a signed lease. Now I want to leave. What are my obligations about giving notice to my current landlord? [more inside]
posted by zerbinetta on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

It's either this or they burn their rent checks

NYC renters filter, asking for a friend: calling 311 over repeated and frequent lack of heat and hot water isn't working, as the landlord is a flagrant scofflaw. A lawsuit seems to be the next step - any advice from others who've taken that step? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Advice for finding good sublet->rental on E/F train in manhattan.

NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 6, 2011 - 1 answer

LANDYLAWD

NYC Landlord Weirdness. Our building had two landlords, each of whom presided over different apts. 3 Apts (including ours) were managed by Landlord A, 4 by Landlord B. Now landlord B is taking over the entire building. I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Dog is barking, do he bite?

NYC Landlord filter - in my apartment building, each of the apartments has their own gas hookup, but the landlord has not turned on the heat for the communal areas (hallways, etc.) Is this against the law? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Mar 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Finding a good landlord in NYC

I know how to find a good apartment. How do I make sure that apartment has a good landlord? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Cheapest 18 month storage option on the East Coast?

I live in Manhattan. I'm going away from this month until roughly March 2012. I have a desk, a sofa, a chair, a stool, lots of books, electronics, a bicycle and various other little things that I want to keep, but where to put them? Cheapest storage in New York or the surrounding states? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Sep 5, 2010 - 5 answers

It's either me or the door!

Can I withhold rent until my landlord installs a door on my second bedroom? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Landlord required to clean windows?

Is my landlord legally required to provide periodic window cleaning? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Apr 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Tentants' rights when a landlord dies intestate

Three of us moved into a four-floor brownstone on November 1. The next month the landlady died. Since then we've been dealing with her niece, who is very kind and a good substitute landlady. But now there's some familial dispute and it turns either the landlady died intestate or the will simply hasn't been found yet. The niece's lawyer advised her to give keys to the other family members involved, which freaks us all out. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Can I/should I do background checks on my building super?

How do I protect myself from a situation like the one I read about (inside), where a sex-offender was hired as a super and was allegedly being inappropriate? Can I/should I ask for background checks from anyone who has keys/access to my apartment, since it seems like the landlord is not required to do so (in NYC)? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

The landlord's dog escapes and ruins everything.

Asking for a friend: Is there anything that can be done about a landlord who lives in the building and allows his dog to defecate throughout the building? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Dec 31, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I get my landlord to allow me to have a pet?

How can I get my landlord to allow me to have a pet? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on May 14, 2009 - 29 answers

Why is my landlord acting against his own economic interests?

NYCRentFilter: My landlord is letting me walk after my lease is up rather than cut my rent, even though the apartment will be vacant for at least a month after I leave. Why? [more inside]
posted by raconteur on Mar 27, 2009 - 38 answers

can a landlord demand more security deposit after you've moved in

nychousingfilter: I signed a lease, moved into my new apartment on the 1st and now my landlord is demanding an extra security deposit. Can they do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me smoke the smokers.

NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Am I really paying $90 to cook dinner twice a week?

Paying for gas to light the boiler pilot lights in a NYC apartment? [more inside]
posted by blueskiesinside on May 23, 2008 - 8 answers

My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face?

My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on May 14, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I best navigate through a bad landlord/tenant situation?

Complicated, messy NYC roommate/landlord question: 4 roommates share a 3 bedroom converted into 4 (with permission). One roommate signed a lease for a new building without getting permission from current building to transfer name on lease to new roommate. Said old roommate now refuses to pay six months of rent (remainder of lease). Much, much more inside. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Help: I'm a landlord

New York City Landlord Filter: I just began a new job as a manager of some residential buildings in NYC, and I think I'm a bit under qualified for the position. Anything that can help me out with learning the intricate legal requirements as well as general tenant management would be quite helpful. Any ideas?
posted by curiocity on Jan 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Must a NYC landlord pay to repair an oven?

Is our New York City landlord responsible for repairing our broken oven? [more inside]
posted by rustcellar on Jan 6, 2008 - 14 answers

Shouldn't our landlord sign the lease too?

We signed a lease (2 copies) on a new apartment in NYC, at our broker's office. The 2 copies were sent to the management company. As promised, the management company sent one of the copies back to us about a week later. It's got our original signatures, but the landlord didn't sign it! The line for the landlord's signature is empty. Doesn't this mean that we're bound to the terms of the contract, but the landlord is not? It seems very wrong. Is it normal? Should we demand a copy of the lease with the signatures of both parties on it?
posted by edlundart on May 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Can a NYC landlord demand 30 days notice before I decide to leave my lease?

Can a NYC landlord demand thirty days notice before one leaves the lease? [more inside]
posted by miniape on Aug 10, 2006 - 16 answers

Landlord selling my building: Am I screwed?

NYC: Our landlord is selling our building. We have a lease. What's going to happen to us? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Mar 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Reconciling myself with wasting water?

One of the few repairs that needs to be performed on our next apartment is a leaky bathtub faucet. Not mere drips: a constant steady stream of water is wasted. If they are unwilling to fix this leak, would I be silly not to take this otherwise perfect apartment? How guilty should I feel about so much water wastage? [more inside]
posted by skryche on May 2, 2005 - 12 answers

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